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Came across this and thought of Slayer's post a little while back talking about hiking with a float tube and how heavy it was.

This float tube weighs in at only 3.8 lbs and is $350... $92.10 a pound :)

Thought this may interest some of you high mountain anglers so check it out.

 

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Im thinking I can find a cheap chinese knock-off for about $49.95.
 

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Looks impressive on weight. Thanks. A regular old style tube doesn't weigh much more, maybe a pound or two for less than $100. This one appears to have more lift, and better valve design.

I picked up an Outcast Trinity when a sporting goods store closed down about 5 years ago. Pricey at full price though:
http://www.outcastboats.com/float-tubes/trinity-float-tube.asp

It packs down about the same. The big advantage is you only really are down in the water below your knees. It weights about 6 lbs (says 7 lbs on the website now).

If price is no object, this one looks is light and like the Trinity, gets you out of the water, too:
http://www.davescaddenpaddlesports.com/_p/prd17/4402761811/air-craft
I would like to try one, if Dave Scadden is reading this. ^-^

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I picked up this float tube on CL and love it. I'm curious how much it weighs... Classic Accessories doesn't list the weight on their site.

 

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Good old fashioned bathroom scale will give you a fairly close estimate. Weigh yourself, check again holding tube, do the math... viola!
 

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Good old fashioned bathroom scale will give you a fairly close estimate. Weigh yourself, check again holding tube, do the math... viola!
I don't own a bathroom scale and I think I'd get some funny looks walking into the gym locker room with the float tube! :biggrin1:

I'll just try to use my fish scale.
 
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